Arrogance bred intransigence last Thursday. The contest spilled into Waitangi weekend. What’s going on? Where is Labour in this?
The government’s secretive conduct of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, coupled with John Key’s dismissal of opponents as hater-and-wrecker ideologues or know-nothings who don’t know what is good for them, elicited exactly the response you would expect in a modern participatory democracy.